“Social Housing” exhibition opening soon at the Centre for Architecture New York

Monday February 5th, 2018

February 15, 2018 – May 19, 2018

Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design.

Based on a 2017 publication of the same name, Social Housing captures some of the best and most innovative examples of not-for-profit housing at a critical juncture for the sector. Drawing together 25 European case studies by 20 practices, it looks at a range of building and dwelling typologies, emerging design approaches, and refurbishment strategies. Together, they offer a challenge to housing professionals and citizens in the US to rethink how we build and highlights the vital role of accessible, low-cost housing in the life and function of our cities.

Across Europe there is no common definition of ‘social housing;’ the projects presented include public projects led by government or city authorities, philanthropic schemes led by charities, and collective schemes led by residents. Common to them all, however, is the idea that there are alternatives to purely market-orientated housing provision. Our brave new housing future will not be born out of siding with any single ideology or ethos, but rather through a variety of means and a shared determination by those willing and able to innovate, to improve, and to raise standards.

Related talks and events:
February 17 – Symposium, 1-4pm
March 20 – Panel Discussion, 6-8pm
May 8 – Panel Discussion, 6-8pm

Exhibition curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects featuring projects and contributions by:
Adam Khan Architects (UK), Assemble (UK), Avenier & Cornejo Architectes (France), Chartier Dalix (France), Hans van der Heijden (The Netherlands), Einszueins (Austria), Hawkins\Brown (UK), Haworth Tompkins Architects (UK), Karakusevic Carson Architects (UK), Lacaton & Vassal (France), LAN architecture (France), Mae (UK), Mecanoo (The Netherlands), Mikhail Riches Architects (UK), Mole (UK), muf architecture/art (UK), Niall McLaughlin Architects (UK), s333 architecture + Urbanism (UK), Sergison Bates architects (UK and CH), TVK (France), Witherford Watson Mann (UK) and zanderroth architeckten (Germany).

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Laureates of the competition “Destination Mérida”, Nice

Thursday January 18th, 2018

The team led by the office Lambert Lénack and developed by Pitch Promotion, have won the consultative project Destination Mérida. The large-scale site “Destination Merida” aims to develop a programme that is at the heart of the ZAC Nice Mérida project. The operation organises around the public spaces and retail central to the new neighbourhood. The mixed programme of approximately 75% housing, 10% retail, 12% hotels and 3% offices aim to create an attractive centre, animated and with a great urban and architectural quality.

Pitch Promotion, Coordinationg developer/Eiffage Immobilier/SODES, Management of retail spaces – Lambert Lénack, coordinating architect – Architectes : Sou Fujimoto, Chartier Dalix, Laisné-Roussel, Cino Zucchi, Anouk Matecki, Carta associés, et Alain Faragou paysagiste – Floor area: 71,650 m² NIA – Images: My Lucky Pixel

Video presentation of the Renault Design premises refurbishment

Thursday January 11th, 2018

Inaugurated in 1996, the Renault technocentre in Guyancourt now accommodates around 12,000 people, making it the biggest research and development centre in France. The R*Generation project will rethink the work spaces for the entire design division. Our first premise is that today’s workspace can no longer just be an “environment”, but must also be seen as a work tool in itself. Our dual focus is on the notions of active confidentiality and co-visibility, while cultivating an almost domestic atmosphere, creating opportunities for privacy and spaces suitable for recentring. Concepts of comfort, pleasure and sharing help stimulate research and creativity. More information

Photos: Takuji Shimmura – Video: Kofescu – Music: Cyril Debarge

Competition for logistics program ZAC Gare Ardoines Vitry sur Seine for Sogaris

Wednesday January 10th, 2018

Winner of the competition launched by Sogaris for a major logistics program, Zac Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur-Seine, 20,000 m² logistics, 10,000m² handicraft and small industry, 4,000 m² offices and 6,000m² urban agriculture.

3D : IDA+ – Team: Ingérop (tce), Franck Boutté Consultants (Hqe et thermique), Bmf (économie), CSD Faces (ssi), Batyom (logistique), Atelier d’écologie Urbaine (Ecologie).

5B – Paris Rive Gauche Competition

5B – Paris Rive Gauche Competition for Semapa, mixed programme with a 4-star hotel, youth hostel, start-up incubator, and a restaurant with its own rooftop garden-grown produce. At its very centre, this flexible building has a large multi-purpose hall, rich with a its own varied programme : exhibitions, bric-a-brac trading, art galleries, spaces for music festivals… Our T5B project is a small neighbourhood open to the city.

Montparnasse Tower redesign exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Friday October 6th, 2017

Discover the 7 proposals for the Demain Montparnasse international competition for the redesign of the Montparnasse Tower. The exhibition presents every project through models, 3D animated films, plans and architectural renderings, thus revealing the architects’ reflections and processes. Winner: Nouvelle AOM. Invited teams: Studio Gang, Architecture Studio, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Mad Architects – Dgla, Oma (Office For Metropolitan Architecture), PLP Architecture. For further information…

The Nouvelle AOM team winner of the Demain Montparnasse international competition

Friday September 22nd, 2017

We are particularly proud to announce that the Nouvelle AOM team won the Demain Montparnasse international competition for the Tour Montparnasse metamorphosis. Thank you to our partners Setec, Tess, Elioth, 8’18, Bellastock, Grahal, GVI, Lamoureux Acoustics, Maximum, Jérôme Sans, Base Design and to all those who helped us at the 44th floor of the Montparnasse Tower during those ten months of hard work. Thank you also to RSI Studio, Luxigon, ArteFactory et Ida+. Image: ©nouvelleAOM / Luxigon
Demain Montparnasse website Project videoNouvelle AOM website

ChartierDalix presents « Systèmes » (Entretiens de Chaillot)

Wednesday September 6th, 2017

We invite you to the Entretiens de Chaillot lecture «Systèmes», by Pascale Dalix and Frédéric Chartier, on Monday 18th September 2017, at 7:00PM in the auditorium. Video of the lecture

Renault Design Center refurbishment

Wednesday August 30th, 2017

We are proud to present the new photographs of our recently delivered refurbishment project for the Renault design center! Photograph: Takuji ShimmuraMore information

Nouvelle AOM selected for the third stage of the international architectural competition Demain Montparnasse

Friday June 30th, 2017

Following the launch of the international competition in June 2016, seven architecture practices were invited to participate in the second stage, which ran from October 2016 to the end of May 2017. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, each practice was required to submit a proposal that not only creates a powerful, dynamic and bold new identity for the Tour Montparnasse but also addresses all the challenges involved in terms of user accessibility, comfort and energy performance. After numerous discussions and meetings, Studio Gang and nouvelle AOM have been selected to go through to the final stage. The winning project will be announced in the second fortnight of September 2017. Work is due to begin in 2019, with project delivery scheduled for 2023.

ChartierDalix received “Le Soufaché” Prize by the Academy of Architecture

Thursday June 15th, 2017

The French Academy of Architecture announced ChartierDalix as the recipient of the Silver Medal 2017

FAIRE : Architecture and Biodiversity

Thursday May 4th, 2017

Our research project “Architecture and Biodiversity: Imagine a new urban ecosystem” was selected along with 25 other projects for the Pavillon de l’Arsenal “FAIRE” call for proposals. Our team (ChartierDalix architectes – Philippe Clergeau – Topager et Natureparif) offers to design new prototypes of façade elements, able to host biodiversity. We will also focus on the thermal performances of this project, in order to combine insulation and biodiversity.